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=== Ten years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ===
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=== Fedora Linux 18 Set to Redefine the Initial User Experience ===
  
[[User:Wonderer|Henrik Heigl]] posted <ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-May/014299.html</ref>:
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[[User:Ke4qqq|David Nalley]] posted <ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-June/014382.html</ref>:
  
"[...]Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 was the first product in the RHEL line; it was released ten years ago, shortly after Red Hat Linux
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"One of the major new features that is set for inclusion in Fedora 18 is something called 'Initial Experience.' The basic idea is to enable new users to have a fully functional desktop out of the box in a very seamless manner. This new Initial Experience will also give users a tour of GNOME 3 so they will know what's what."
(RHL) 7.3. One-and-a-half years later, RHL 7.3 died and was reborn in Fedora <http://fedoraproject.org/>, a community project founded and
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sponsored by Red Hat that has provided the basis for RHEL ever since.[...]"
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ten-years-of-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-1577126.html</ref>.
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/fedora-linux-18-set-to-redefine-the-initial-user-experience.html</ref>.
  
 
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=== Fedora 17 & GNOME 3.4: Return to a useful Linux desktop ===
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=== Fedora 18 To Offer Awesome Setup, Configuration Experience ===
  
In a brief ZDNet review, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols offers faint praise for Fedora 17:
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[[User:Ke4qqq|David Nalley]] posted <ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-June/014383.html</ref>:
  
"GNOME 3.2, which was Fedora 16’s desktop, was dreadful. You don’t have to trust me on that though, just ask Linus Torvalds, Linux’s founder. He hated GNOME 3.2.
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"This move is mainly aimed to make the installation of Fedora hassle free. It will also provide a smoother initial experience for new users of the Fedora desktop and let them configure essential parts of GNOME so that they have a fully functional desktop after going through the initial setup."
  
"That was then. This is now. Fedora 17, with the ungainly name Beefy Miracle-no I’m not making that up, that really is its name-is now in late beta and it’s much better than it was."
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.muktware.com/3713/fedora-18-offer-awesome-setup-configuration-experience</ref>.
 
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/fedora-17-gnome-34-return-to-a-useful-linux-desktop-review/10975</ref>.
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=== Fedora 17 won't be released until 29 May ===
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=== Fedora introduces offline updates ===
  
"The Fedora Project has pushed back the release of the Fedora 17 Linux distribution by a week, from 22 May to 29 May. The main reason is that
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"...the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee approved Offline System Updates for the upcoming Fedora 18, a feature that will fundamentally change the Linux user experience."
the project wants to take care of four bugs classified as blockers in the current release candidates; if possible, the developers will also use the extra time to fix a dozen other problems."
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-17-won-t-be-released-until-29-May-1578843.html</ref>.
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/281801/fedora-introduces-offline-updates</ref>.
  
 
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=== Fedora 18 Approves Controversial Feature ===
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=== ARM Wrestling: Fedora 17 vs. Ubuntu Linux ===
  
"At the FESCo meeting on Monday, aside from Fedora reaffirmining their commitment towards the GCC compiler, the FESCo members also approved
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"...with last month's release of Fedora 17 for ARM, how is the Red Hat sponsored distribution running on these ARM development boards? Here's an overview of my experiences when running the latest Ubuntu and Fedora releases on the ARM Cortex A9 development hardware along with Arch Linux. There are also benchmarks comparing the ARM Linux performance."
some new features for Fedora 18. One of the approved features [procps-ng] has already sparked the grievance of Lennart Poettering."
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEwMzQ</ref>.
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The full article is available <ref>http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=fedora17_arm_wrestling&num=1</ref>.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:36, 6 July 2012

Contents

Fedora In the News

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1].

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

Fedora Linux 18 Set to Redefine the Initial User Experience

David Nalley posted [1]:

"One of the major new features that is set for inclusion in Fedora 18 is something called 'Initial Experience.' The basic idea is to enable new users to have a fully functional desktop out of the box in a very seamless manner. This new Initial Experience will also give users a tour of GNOME 3 so they will know what's what."

The full article is available [2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-June/014382.html
  2. http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/fedora-linux-18-set-to-redefine-the-initial-user-experience.html

Fedora 18 To Offer Awesome Setup, Configuration Experience

David Nalley posted [1]:

"This move is mainly aimed to make the installation of Fedora hassle free. It will also provide a smoother initial experience for new users of the Fedora desktop and let them configure essential parts of GNOME so that they have a fully functional desktop after going through the initial setup."

The full article is available [2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-June/014383.html
  2. http://www.muktware.com/3713/fedora-18-offer-awesome-setup-configuration-experience

Fedora introduces offline updates

"...the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee approved Offline System Updates for the upcoming Fedora 18, a feature that will fundamentally change the Linux user experience."

The full article is available [1].

  1. http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/281801/fedora-introduces-offline-updates

ARM Wrestling: Fedora 17 vs. Ubuntu Linux

"...with last month's release of Fedora 17 for ARM, how is the Red Hat sponsored distribution running on these ARM development boards? Here's an overview of my experiences when running the latest Ubuntu and Fedora releases on the ARM Cortex A9 development hardware along with Arch Linux. There are also benchmarks comparing the ARM Linux performance."

The full article is available [1].

  1. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=fedora17_arm_wrestling&num=1